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and some are still missing. >>> plus, safety cover-up. the government accuses toyota of skirting the law. the historic fine being leveled against the auto giant. >>> and, bargain hunters. the couple that gives frugal a whole new meaning. your junk becomes their treasures. it's tuesday, april 6th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, i'm todd connor in for jeremy hubbard. >> i'm vinita nair. >>> we begin with that developing story from west virginia. a coal mine explosion has killed at least 25 workers. >> mine safety officials say it appears that methane gas caused the explosion, just as in the sago disaster four years ago. the mine located in montcoal, west virginia. john donvan reports. >> reporter: there was an explosion at about 3:30 in the afternoon, and it was felt from some distance, as we heard from one of the miners who works there. >> we were on our way to go out to the other side of the mountain on the ueb side. but we got caught up in -- it was almost like a tornado. i mean, we got -- it stopped us dead because we couldn't go any farther because there
hoveround collapsible grabber. call the number on your screen. >>> toyota is recalling its lexus, the suv that failed safety tests performed by "consumer reports" magazine. >> the automaker says it will fix stability control systems for the lexus gx-460 and similar models sold worldwide. the magazine told consumers not to buy that car after tests showed the suv was at risk of rollover accidents. the automaker says the gx-460 needs new stability control software. >> been a tough few months for toyota and as expected the company has agreed to pay a record $16 million fine to federal regulators while trying to repair its reputation. >> as diana alvear reports the fine is a big setback for the automaker. >> reporter: toyota's safety crisis has already cost the carmaker millions in lost revenue. now it will pay millions more in a civil fine levied by the national highway traffic safety administration. toyota has agreed to pay $16.4 million, the maximum penalty allowed under u.s. law. on its website the company said, we have acknowledged that we could have done a better job of sharing relevant
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. toyota is facing a record fine by federal officials. the national highway traffic safety administration wants toyota to pay more than $16 million. the agency says toyota failed to notify federal safety officials by that pedal defect in its cars. one airline is getting into the spirit of charging more. spirit airline announcing passengers will soon have to pay for carry on luggage. it will cost $45 to bring a bag on board that can't be stowed under a seat. next week china's president will be visiting the states and americans will be paying their taxes. form labor secretary is here. so let's kick it off here with jobs, obviously the biggest problem facing the economy here in america. you're the former labor secretary. what should the government be doing right now to help businesses create those new jobs we're looking for? >> well, small businesses are the major creator of jobs in america. they are having a hard time getting credit. one thing the government can do is simply to help the banks, regional banks, smaller banks, the sort that small businesses use to get credit to those small bus
in from the associatedded press and news core, our wire service. toyota is about to get slapped with a big fine. toyota motors is accused by the transportation secretary ray lahood of knowingly hiding a dangerous defect for months, not taking action to protect the public and the united states government is seeking a fine against toyota for 16 -- let's see, $16.4 million. the accusation is that toyota hid this sticking pedal defect. they knew about it and hid it for months and as a result they should pay a fine. this is from the transportation secretary ray lahood. we've spoke spoken to our and drew napolitano and he says this is a small fine considering the damage caused. 2.3 million vehicles recalled and accusation people decide as a result but nothing has been found yet. the judge says they should pay it right away because it's a small fine and if they don't, the united states government will sue them to demand they pay $16.4 million, toyota motor company to the united states government as fine for not telling folks about the sticky pedals. >> the butler bulldogs in indiana tips off agai
. detectives questioned him about the rescue and they're calling him a hero. >>> toyota is telling dealers to stop selling the new lexus gx460 for now after "consumer reports" said it is not safe. jennifer westhoven, what is the latest? >> thanks, natasha. the latest, toyota is going to temporarily stop selling this expensive suv that's been called a safety risk, asked dealers to stop selling the new 2010 lexus gx460 after "consumer reports" said don't buy it, afraid it wasn't safe enough to drive. the magazine rarely says don't buy about any kind of a car, hasn't done that in almost ten years but it was concerned. they took it through a lot of test drives and concerned on a tight turn like an exit ramp or on a turn and there was an obstacle and suddenly you had to brake there were concerns it was too likely to rollover. toyota and lexus are determined to identify and correct the issue that "consumer reports" identified." >> jennifer, thank you very much. >>> we've got brand new video of the little boy sent back to russia by his adoptive family in tennessee. the boy will celebrate his eigh
in the possession of former edwards aide andrew young. >>> the massive toyota recalls could lead to major changes in how your next car is made. our money expert jennifer westhoven is here. whether it's toyota or not? >> we are talking about what could be the most sweeping legislation aimed at making your car safe since the ford firestone tires fiasco about a decade ago. your next car may have brake override systems, black box ps all under this new motor vehicle safety act. they'll have hearings next week in washington. it means automakers could be hit with much bigger fines. we talked a lot about how the fines right now are barely even a slap on the wrist. currently just $16 million they're capped at. the government said, if there hadn't been a cap, it could have fined toyota $18 billion. now, of course, it probably wouldn't, right? that's crippling. they're trying to show you $16 million is nothing for a company like toyota. if the proposed new rules had been in place, toyota could have faced a fine four times higher. >> affecting all of us, whether you're driving toyota or not. >>> colombian si
, everyone. >>> today, toyota is agreeing to pay a record fine stemming from its gas pedal problems. tom costello is in washington with more. good morning. >> reporter: today is the deadline for toyota to accept or fight a $16.4 million fine. the company is expected to pay up, the largest fine ever assessed by the government against a car maker. the government alleges toyota knew about sticking gas pedals last september, but hid the effects and issued a recall. toyota is facing mounting civil lawsuits as well as criminal investigations. a $16 million fine for toyota is really not significant, but it is yet another strike against the company's reputation. toyota recalled 2.3 million vehicles in january for the sticking accelerator. the company has recalled more than 8 million vehicles worldwide because of acceleration problems and braking problems. a government official tells nbc news by paying the full civil penalty, toyota is accepting responsibility for hiding this safety defect from nhtsa, the national highway safety administration, in violation of the law. it now has 30 days to write
95 building back into that work zone. back to you. >> thank you, steve. >>> toyota agreed to pay a record $16.4 million for failing to properly notify the government about those sticking gad pedals. the government says toyota knew about the defect last september but didn't issue a recall until january. a recall that involves some 2.3 million vehicles. the law requires any defect to be reported in five days. transportation secretary ray lahood said "toyota put consumers at rick by failing to report the safety problems." this fine is the largest ever required of an automaker by the u.s. government. authorities are investigating other toyota disclosure practices that may have violated federal law as well which could result in further fines. >>> a charles county community is in mourning today after a college student from waldorf was shot and killed. the shooting happened at an off campus party across the street from fosburg state university yesterday morning. police say tyrone hall shot and killed 20-year-old brandon carroll during a dispute. both are students at the university. carr
to about 10%. >>> u.s. safety officials are saying just so you know, they could have fined toyota more than $13 billion. meaning that's how much the fine could have been if there hadn't been a cap on that. the law does cap the fines of 16 million, you may remember that federal officials, the nhtsa, did fine toyota $16 million. a lot less, $16 billion, though, they're saying is what it could have been. now the agency is also saying it's considering a second fine because, according to it, it says there were two separate defects in gas pedals. toyota says it has taken steps to improve communication so it wouldn't be on the hook for that fine, susan. basically what they said was, they found out about it. they're supposed to tell the government five days. they waited two months is what the government says happened. >> all righty. jen, thank you for that. appreciate it. >>> if you've done it lately, you know moving can be a pain, a chore. but it can be even more daunting for older folks. stephanie elam tells us about a company that takes the heavy lifting out of the process in this "small busines
are calling her major fashion don't. not carrie! >>> plus, toyota has decided whether it wants to fight a $16 million fine for the sticky gas pedal problem. when i grow up, i want to fix up old houses. i'm going to work with kids. i want to run a marathon. [ female announcer ] at aarp we believe you're never done growing. i want to take him on his first flight. [ female announcer ] discover the best of what's next at here's what we can do with 4g from sprint. using the overdrive 4g mobile hotspot, jimmy's playing some video game online, jenny's video-chatting with a friend, and i'm downloading a huge presentation. and while that's happening, we'll enjoy some family time. [ computer beeps ] that was good. what can you do with 4g? [ male announcer ] experience 4g from sprint. it's more than a wireless network. deaf, hard-of-hearing and people with speech disabilities, it's a wireless revolution. access >>> our military folks watching, today's salute is for an entire family, actually. it is from bruce and vivian kimball to their four children in the air force. two
this morning an urgent warning about another toyota vehicle. "consumer reports" says the new lexus gx-460 is not safe and you should not buy it. jennifer westhoven is looking out for you. >> it is very rare for "consumer reports" to say anything like that, that's so, you know, it almost sounds inflammatory, don't buy it. you rarely see that. often they'll say we don't recommend it, or we like this better. but that's what it's saying about the 2010 lexus gx460, says it can tip over during a turn if you're on an exit ramp because there's a problem with the electronic stability control. only about 5,000 have been sold so far. we have been trying to contact lexus early this morning for some kind of a response. they did talk to the detroit free press so lex success saying "we take a serious look at this and appreciate "consumer reports" bringing it to our attention." they're saying it does exceed all federal safety requirements. we'll keep an eye on that one. >> a lot of recalls lately. thanks so much, jen. >>> two astronauts from the space shuttle "discovery" are doing their last space walk o
for toyota, this time it's 2010 lexus gx460 s.u.v. the problem is a potential roll- over risk. sales were suspended last week after consumer reports issued a rare don't buy rating. separately, toyota will pay a record $16 million fine for not reporting a safety problem with defective gas pedals. the company says it settled with government to avoid litigation. and still ahead on the program, face value. you might be surprised how many people base the trustworthiness of their financial advisor solely on looks. >> susie: airlines were cleared to resume some flights out of europe today as ash from the icelandic volcano began to clear. but, already, airline losses have soared to past the billion dollar mark. that's more than the impact of 9/11. erika miller takes a look at the impact here in the u.s. on the travel industry. >> reporter: new york city is more than 2,500 miles away from the icelandic volcano eruptions. but even here there are business disruptions. new york city estimates it could lose as much as $250 million in tourism revenues. however, the man behind the data, george fertitta,
people killed, their deaths linked to toyota's acceleration problems. if that doesn't outrage you enough, wait until you hear who knew what and when. some new incredible information coming out of the washington hearing. >>> plus do you stay home from work when you're sick or bring your germs to the office? like it or not, playing hurt is the thing to do these days. jenna has more on why. jon: bottom of the hours, time for a check of the top stories, "-- happening now, dangerous gases force crew necessary west virginia to abandon the search for the four missing coal miners, the crews got within 1000 feet of the rescue chamber where they might be before they had to turn around. >>> middle box, president obama getting ready to host a dinner with 11 central and eastern european leaders, just hours after the president and his russian counterpart signed a new arms control treaty. >>> bottom box, antigovernment protestors in thailand plan a massive street rally tomorrow in defiance of a state of emergency there, the red shirts, as the po testers are known, have been trying to force the prime mi
other news tonight about a massive recall. toyota may be fined more than $60 million. they face a monday deadline -- more than $16 million. they face a monday deadline. they did not issue a recall until january. >>> the volcano in iceland is still spewing ash several miles into the air, creating a travel nightmare for millions of passengers. experts say it could remain high for several days. at the foot of the volcano, rain has turned the ash into a thick paste that has covered everything. >>> and that cloud of ash has left millions of travelers stranded. some are wondering how long they will have to wait before going home. we are live at the airport with the story. >> for a lot of people, it will be a pretty long wait, but we are hearing from the european union that, perhaps, as many as half of the scheduled flights will be able to take off, but even if that happens, there will still be a very long wait for the people already stranded. looking for a way out of town, these remaining interests to need to get to london's heathrow airport so they can catch a plane home, but because of the a
. >> reporter: so, how did ford change its car and its business? ironically, ceo alan mulally, used toyota as his model as he turned ford around. >> every vehicle would be best in class, in terms of quality, fuel efficiency, safety, smart design and very best value. >> reporter: to get there, ford went back to the drawing board, designing sturdier, safer cars. it added more testing to each step of the assembly line. and marketed the changes relentlessly. >> look at you talking me into a ford. >> i know. you should really try it. >> they went head-to-head with the impulse on quality, which is something they avoided a few years ago. >> reporter: "consumer reports" now finds 90% of ford average or better in reliability. in crash tests, ford models share top safety rates. american consumers are finally taking notice. and not just with ford. giving u.s. automakers, new respect for the first time in years. look at the change in the matchup with asia. four years ago, the united states ranked behind japan. today, u.s. cars are ahead. >> it's an incredible turnaround. i mean, who would have believe
robado, fue descubierto el sabado abandonado en una calle del sureste.. la automotriz toyota acepto pagar una millonaria multa por haber esperado demasiado tiempo para notificar al gobierno federal sobre los problemas de aceleracion en algunos de sus multa sobrepasa los 16- millones de dolares, suma considerada la mas grande pagada por cualquier automotriz por concepto de penalidades... por otra parte ese gigante esta pidiendo el retiro de un popular cuatro x cuatro..esta noche a las once les diremos cuales modelos son los afectados... en el senado quieren fortificar aun mas la frontera con mexico.. le diremos porque.. la violencia en la frontera con mexico y la inmigracion ilegal resultaria en la militarizacion de la zona con el aumento del numero de efectivos a ser desplazados para reforzar la seguridad, al menos eso es lo que estan pidiendo dos senadores repblicanos ... fernando pizarro nos dice tambien que estos senadores apoyan una severa legislacion contra los indocumentados en arizona.... ....volver a enviar a miles de tropas
news, dulles international airport. >>> toyota says it will pay the largest government penalty ever against an automaker. the company today will approve paying a $16.4 million fine. the transportation department had proposed the fine because toyota waited four months to report the gas pedal defects that resulted in the recall of millions of vehicles. >>> a financial reform bill is expected to be brought to the senate floor this week. the bill's supporters say it changes how some of wall street's biggest players do business. critics don't think so. but as david kerley reports that isn't getting the obama administration down. >> it may not have sounded like it with republicans saying the bill should be scrapped, they should start over with a bipartisan effort. but the administration says it's confident that financial reform is going to pass soon. and the treasury secretary believes he'll even get some republican votes. >> i believe that we are very close on this. that we agree on the vast bulk of the things necessary to end too big to fail, protect taxpayers in the future. that's one
in 1994. dorothy height was 98 years old. >>> toyota is recalling thousands of 2010 lexus gx-460s to fix software and the electronics stability control systems. "consumer reports" issued a safety warning about the car last week. >>> prob's pesident obama's preg a tough fight for democrats this november. he spoke last night at a california fund-raiser for senator barbara boxer. at one event he was heckled by protesters calling for the repeal of the don't ask, don't tell policy for gays in the military. the president says he's already asked congress to repeal it. >>> police are looking for a motive this morning following a deadly shooting outside a knoxville, tennessee hospital. they say a gunman took a taxi to the hospital on monday, paid the driver to wait, then opened fire killing a woman and wounding two others before taking his own life. officials do not think the gunman knew the victims. >>> a new study finds that one-third of u.s. teenagers with cell phones send more than 100 text messages a day. the study by the pew internet and american life project says that texting is now the ma
is wheeling and dealing. toyota is dishing out some sweet savings to get customers back into the showroom. how sweet, you say? how about knocking thousands of dollars off the sticker price? and the video is incredible. there was a shooting on a chicago corner. the cops showed up. a video journalist showed up, and minutes later another shooting. the whole thing caught on tape, and you will see it next. nature knows just how much water vegetables need. so, to turn those vegetables into campbell's condensed soup, we don't boil it down, our chefs just add less water from the start. ♪ so many, many reasons ♪ it's so m'm! m'm! good! ♪ this is why we do this! freedom! the open road! no doubt! and progressive has great coverage and policies starting at just $95 a year. i dig that! most bikers do -- that's why progressive is number one! whoo! whoo! let's renew up. yeah, that sounds good, man. do i have any bugs in my teeth? no, you're good. number one in motorcycle insurance. now, that's progressive. [meow] desperate for nighttime heartburn relief? for many, nexium helps relieve heartburn symptom
consumption to avoid the disease. >>> federal regulators are considering a second fine against toyota for failing to notify the government about defective accelerators in a timely manner. they say because the accelerator pedals involved in the recall exhibited two separate defects, two separate remedies may be necessary. toyota has already been fined a record $16.4 million. >>> a senator charles schumer's taking aim at airlines charging a fee for carry-on luggage calling the idea a slap in the face to travelers. the new york lawmaker is asking the treasury department to rule that carry-ons are a travel necessity which would make them exempt from extra fees. schumer says if the treasury department fails to act, he plans to introduce legislation. he thinks people have to take their medicine, that sort of thing, it's sort of crucial they're allowed to take big carry-ons. >> it could set a precedent if this goes forward. >> people are going to start shoving stuff under the seat now, it will be a mess. >>> here's your monday forecast. another stormy day out west. heavy rain from l.a. to sa
toyota in the showroom. >>> and at the bottom of the hour, rand paul, son of republican congressman ron paul, he's running for u.s. senate in kentucky. he's also a doctor. he'll tell us why he rejects obama care. first, todd santos with a check of the weather. >> hello there, mika. good morning, guys. looks like a much better morning across the east coast, especially the northeast where the last few days we've been talking about the flooding, which is still ongoing. many rivers still, again, well out of their banks, especially the patuxet river in rhode island. at least this morning looking at cool temperatures giving way to clear skies in and around the new york city area. a few thin clouds heading for sunshine this afternoon. a pretty nice picture. d.c. making a run at the 8 80-degree mark. this afternoon, beautiful all the way down to central and southern florida. we'll be back with more. you're watching "morning joe" brewed by star bucks. ♪ [ male announcer ] the cadillac laurel sales event. featuring the all-new srx. ♪ with available glide-up navigation. and ultraview sunroof.
will steer the space program into a new direction. >>> toyota says it will now test all its sports utility models after "consumer reports" tests showed a lexus was at risk of rollover accidents. toyota immediately stopped selling the lexus gx-460. >>> finally this half hour, shifting your brain into high gear by working up a sweat. high school students discovered they think better after a workout. >> that's why for many kids gym now comes as first class. david wright reports. >> reporter: at naperville central high school west of chicago, kids who struggle in math and reading go to gym class first. >> what we're trying to do here is we're trying to jump start their brains. the very first class of the day is physical education, absolutely. >> reporter: at naperville, exercise isn't confined to the gym. there are bikes and balls right in the classroom. scientists say naperville is on to something. at the university of illinois, dr. charles hillman's research shows after a 30-minute stint on the treadmill, students actually do up to 10% better at problem solving. >> it's good for attention. i
at today's top stories. >>> toyota announces it will now test the safety of all sport utility models. the effort is to reassure buyers after consumer reports placed a don't buy label on the 2010 lexus gs460 due to possible rollover problems. toyota says it has not decided whether to recall the gx460, which is stopped selling in the u.s. following the consumer reports warning. >>> an erupting volcano in iceland is affecting flights from u.s. to europe this morning. flights have been halted across northern europe. it's the volcano's second eruption in two months but officials say this one is 20 times more powerful than the last one. hundreds of nearby residents have been evacuated. >>> breaking overnight -- the russian foreign ministry is suspending all adoptions of russian children by americans. the freeze will be in effect until the two countries reach an agreement on adoption procedures. it comes after a tennessee woman sent back her 7-year-old adopted son to moscow by himself with a note claiming she no longer wanted to raise him. the case has ignited strong outrage in russia and h
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crimen. y varios obreros de una fabrica toyota en japón habían alertados de los posibles desperfectos en vehículos hace 6 años un grupo de trabajadores envío su preocupación porque los recortes en materiales y mano de obra no calificada podrían afectar la cacalidad de autos. >>> adopciones de niños rusos por parte de estadounidenses podrían estar en la cuerda floja luego que una mujer de tennessee devolvió a un pequeña a rusia. >>> vamos a una pausa más adelante un indígena quiere impedir sude portación porque dice que es discriminado en su país verán lo que dijo rebeca de alba, sobre lo declaración de ricky martin. vme y con 7 votos en su contra bárbara moro continúa en nuestra belleza latina. la presentadora rebeca de alba, como saben todos hace 7 a nos fue novia de ricky martin habló sobre el anuncio de ricky martin. >>> esto fue lo que reveló a un periódico en tijuana, esto sí mantiene que el romance fue real y no un truco como se rumoró por muchos años vamos a escuchar lo que dijo rebeca de alba. >>> yo no sabía, no, no sabía, cuando era su novia porque mien
toyota la revista... publicó advertencia para que no se compren estos vehículos porque se puede volcar en las curvas. interesantes millones de persona podrían versus penn deudo el servicio de su teléfono celular en méxico esto tras una ley que los obliga are jistrarlo. sólo un 70% ha hecho este registro y las sus pensiones empiezan a partir de hoy faltan 20 millones de personas para ver esta ley. y todo por la seguridad. vamos a la pausa también llega a tribunales la controversia por la pelea en vivo en un programa de televisión en república dominicana, y tenemos una primicia musical con el grupo intocable. >>> soy jennifer lópez luego de la pausa estoy aquí en primer impacto. . >>> es cierto. >>> vuelve a sorprender ricky martin esta vez difundió un video en que que ach rece como dios lo trajo al mundo y verán qué pide ricky martin desnudó su alma y su cuerpo, cambia tu vida, olvida, perdona, ama, se dueño de ti, vivir, es nacer paso a paso. esto y otros mensajes se van revelando sobre la piel de ricky martin en un video que difundió en la red social twitter en la que conf
lexus suv, you'll have one less model to choose from. toyota has suspended sales of the 2010 lexus gx-460. the carmaker made the move after consumer reports warned shoppers not to buy the vehicle due to a potential rollover problem. about 6,000 new gx-460s have been sold since they hit show room floors in december. government officials are testing the suv to see if their results happen to reflect the magazine's findings. >>> the anti-tax group calling itself the tea party express is turning up the volume as the income tax filing deadline approaches. several thousand people attended a rally at the boston common. they claim credit for helping to elect scott brown to congress. the former alaskan governor sarah palin was the headliner. >> it's not about titles or power struggles within. it's not about dividing america. and it is not about one individual politician. this is about the people. this is the people's movement. so the people in boston and all across the u.s., we're sending a message to washington that come november that big government, big debt, obama/pelosi/reid spending spree,
. >>> plus another major blow for toyota. the automakers says it will now stop selling one of its popular electric sh lexus models after "consumer reports" gave it a rare "don't buy" rating. >>> and we'll unveil the lineup for our summer concert series. trust us, it is a really good list. >>> but let's begin with serious news. a strong earthquake in qinghai, china. >> reporter: good morning, meredith. the quake struck a predominantly tibeten corner in western china known for its landscape and poverty and extremely remote location. the first quake struck at 7:49 in the morning just as people in the town were getting ready for the day. registering 6.9, the earthquake drove residents out on to the street as their homes toppled over. six aftershocks followed in quick succession in the next three hours. the main quake was centered on the tibetan plateau, an average of 12,000 feet above sea level in mountains dividing qinghai province in western china from the tibet autonomous region. a poor and remote area, the county near the epicenter had nearly 9,000 people mainly herders and farmers. it is
has come under question. and at toyota, this is something we don't take lightly. that's why we're making fundamental changes inside our company, to communicate with customers better, and respond to their needs faster. in addition, we're currently spending over a million dollars an hour to enhance the technology and safety of our vehicles. the result? our comprehensive star safety system is now standard on every vehicle we make. ♪ don't get us wrong, we know actions speak louder than commercials. but just know, your safety will continue to be a top priority in any, and all of our decisions. ♪ [ male announcer ] just because it says "for men" doesn't mean it is. new gillette odor shield body wash targets and neutralizes odor for up to 16 hours. [ clinking ] because you've got a man-sized odor... [ clanking ] ...hanging all over you. [ clattering ] gillette odor shield body wash. wash like a man. feel like a man. also try new gillette odor shield antiperspirant. ♪ >>> welcome back. a former air force intelligence specialist is due in court today after he claims he had explos
manchin has ordered the immediate inspection of all underground coal mines in his state. >>> toyota says it is carrying out safety tests on all of its models of suvs. the move comes after "consumer reports" issued a "don't buy" warning for the 2010 lexus gx-460 due to the risk of a rollover. >>> 11-year-old nadia bloom is still recovering this morning after being lost in a florida swamp for more than four days. wednesday her parents spoke out for the first time since that dramatic rescue. nbc's mark potter reports. >> i firmly believe in god. >> reporter: jeff and tanya bloom are overjoyed and relieved now that their 11-year-old daughter nadia is once again safe. after wandering off into the woods near her winter springs home last friday, nadia spent four nights there, lost and alone, until she was rescued tuesday. for her parents, the waiting was horrible. >> one of the darkest times you feel is right before nightfall when your girl is out there and night's coming. you don't know if she's scared and crying and there's nothing you can do to help her. >> reporter: nadia's mother said her
% respectfully. and, buyers are looking past toyota's issues and march sales of tundra jumped 94%, to 11,000 trucks. toyota had a huge month. bill: everybody is watching augusta, georgia as america watches tiger woods reenter the golf world, but not before answering questions to reporters at 2:00 p.m. eastern and what does the world's greatest golfer have to say or not say, the author of "the practice of public relations" and a pr image consultant joins us now, boy oh, boy he needs you. >> this is a big day for him. juliet: how would you rate his performance as far as pr goes. >> lousy. awful. juliet: bad. >> because he's surrounded by psychofans, people who have been with him and he's a control freak, as everybody says and he wants to be around people who will tell him what he wants to hear and ari fleisher is a good guy and he got rid of him and he called this and now has to speak up. juliet: you have points i want to you get to, you say there is basically a 6-point plan, for how he should deal with things from now on. >> what i would counsel him to do, first thing, he has to confront
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for clunkers and toyota's pr nightmare helped a bit. mostly it was bankruptcy which lightened their financial burdens like bloated union pensions. a line of well-reviewed vehicles in the pipeline for years is finally catching on with the public. and with the bailout came a massive shakeup in management. >> general motors has undergone a revolution in its top management. because they don't have loyalties to the past they can go in with fresh ideas. >> reporter: when ed whitacre took over he soon fired most of the general managers, replacing them with innovators from places like silicon valley. >> we invite you to take a look at the new gm. >> reporter: and now the star of their new commercials must convert momentum into money. because general motors still owes america $45 billion. that is how much stock we, the taxpayers, now own. but if gm can stay on this path and start making real money the treasury can sell a lot of that stock in the next few years and maybe make most of that money back, and then both presidents bush and obama can take credit for saving hundreds of thousands of jobs at a c
to juju chang with the rest of the monk's news. >>> good morning, everyone. we begin with toyota paying up. today, the company has reportedly agreed to pay a record $16.4 million fine for waiting to disclose gas pedal defects. however, the company is not expected to admit any wrongdoing. criminal charges are still possible. >>> today marks 15 years since the oklahoma city bombing. hundreds of survivors and family members are gathering at the memorial today to honor the 168 people killed in the murrah federal building. it was the de leest domestic terror attack. >>> a 68-year-old woman was pulled out, you can see her there, alive, from beneath the rubble today. and then a 4-year-old, and still the quake death toll is now approaching 2,000. >>> and finally, a new record at the academy of country music awards, care carrie underwood became the first woman to win the award twice. that's news at 7 a 11. wouldn't be it great that lady antebellum came to the summer concert series? >> well, they are? >> i'm not saying. >> it would be wonderful. >> wouldn't that be great. >> i didn't get that memo.
is on the lookout for drivers breaking the law. >> toyota camry, four-door, gray. >> reporter: just down the street, officers ready to pull over the offender, some of whom are still gabbing away. >> you're talking to your dad? >> yeah. >> why don't you go ahead and end the call? >> all right. bye, dad. >> reporter: this afternoon at this one location officers issued ticket after ticket. 91 in all. it's a $100 fine. the ticketed drivers were in no mood to talk. but this one supports the effort. >> i do agree. especially when there's people that's texting and you're driving it's very dangerous. >> reporter: this program will hopefully convince drivers to practice what they preach. connecticut and new york are the two states trying this pilot program, the crackdown. the enforcement will come in waves overt next year. if successful in reducing distracted driving, the department of transportation hopes that other cities and states will follow suit. lisa stark, abc news. >> in new york city they put serious limits on cab drivers and what they can do on the cell phone and whether they should be talking at
on youtube. toyota. for all active families. our advanced 2-in-1 power cleans tough stains like grass better than the leading oxi detergent and helps get your family's wash incredibly white and bright. try new all oxi-active. it's all good. with a brief look at the action on royal caribbean's new oasis of the seas. carolina diago found her thrill 9 decks above the boardwalk. meanwhile, 3-year-old axel rode his first carousel at sea. taylor from florida went surfing somewhere in the middle of the ocean. and finally, the turners and kratzes enjoyed dinner in central park. that's the news. i'm stilt walker christy piper, on royal caribbean's oaoasis of the seas. why aren't you? >>> whitney houston kicked off the british leg of her comeback tour this week, but some critics and fans were less than impressed with her performance. nbc's peter alexander has details. good morning, peter. >> reporter: good morning, meredith. just wait until you see this. this was whitney nuts's first performance in front of a british audience in more than a decade. unfortunately for her, someone in the audience had a
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